Ralphi Rosario is an American house musician and founding member of the influential Chicago DJ group Hot Mix 5. The group was formed in 1981 while Ralphi was still in high school at the time the group became one of the major early forces of the burgeoning House Music scene in Chicago. By 1987, he collaborated with Xaviera Gold for “You Used To Hold Me,” which was one of the most influential early House Music tracks of all time for what later was a revolution on the dancefloor.
While Ralphi continued to put out early House Music releases throughout the nineties — his style rapidly changed when he teamed with Miami’s DJ Abel (Aguilera) to form Rosabel a hybrid version of his last name and Abel’s first name for a new more tribal house sound that he continued to perfect through today. Later the duo would introduce more Latin influences in their work while producing muscular House Music tracks for major artists that showcased their heritage and alternate musical influences.
As a duo they have racked up five #1 Billboard Dance Club hits and Rosario has racked up fourteen Top Ten Dance Club Hits and two #1 hits. This does not include the hundreds of #1 hits for remixes of other artists including, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Beyoncé, Celine Dion, Chaka Khan, Cher, Crystal Waters, Cyndi Lauper, Donna Summer, Erika Jayne, Gloria Estefan, Kelly Clarkson, Kelly Rowland, Kristine W, Kylie, Mariah Carey, ONO, Rihanna, Jennifer Holliday, Pussycat Dolls, Selena Gomez, Stevie Nicks, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande and countless others. The list is exhausting but 90% or more are all included in the Party Favorz Diva Hall of Fame.
With over 60 hours of tracks (which doesn’t even come close to his breathtaking catalog) to choose from — I had numerous ways to approach these two sets honoring the master. I finally settled on hitting on the gayest tracks with the biggest divas and spread it out between the nineties and millennium with some rare tracks and some underground sounds that were predominantly only heard in queer clubs.
Once I put out volume 2 — all told there will be approximately 8+ hours of classics for your enjoyment. These sets are not intended to showcase his entire career but they are a good start. It took me a while to wrap my head around this, but I believe I’ve done a damn good job at representing some of his finest work, solo or collaborative.
It is my distinguished honor to induct one of the most prolific and influential House Music DJs/Producers of the last 40 years, Ralphi Rosario into the Party Favorz Legacy series. Prepare to be blown away!
Album: Ralphi Rosario | Legacy Volume 1
Genre: Circuit, Tribal, House
Total Time: 04:17:26
1. Donna Summer – I Got Your Love (Ralphi Rosario Vocal Mixshow)
2. Bebe Zahara Benet – I’m The Sht (Ralphi Rosario Vocal Mix)
3. Rosabel – That Sound (Original Club Mix)
4. Shauna Solomon – You Can Get Over (Ralph Rosario Vox Mix)
5. Rosabel feat. Tamara Wallace – Looking 4 Men (Rosabel Attitude Vocal)
6. Amber – Love One Another (Rosabel Vocal Anthem)
7. Tamia – Me (Rosabel’s Anthem Vocal Mix)
8. Gloria Estefan – You’ll Be Mine (Party Time) (Rosabel’s Fiesta Mix)
9. Michael Bublé – Sway (Ralphi’s Salsation Vox Mix)
10. Celine Dion – Taking Chances (Ralphi Rosario & Craig J’s Vocal Mix)
11. Donna Summer – I Will Go With You (Con Te Partiró) (Rosabel Main Vox 12″)
12. Mario Frangoulis – Nights In White Satin (Notte Di Luce) (Ralphi’s Club Vox Mix)
13. ONO – Everyman… Everywoman… (Ralphi Rosario Hydrate Club Mix)
14. Janet Jackson – Feedback (Ralphi Rosario Dirty Club Mix)
15. Cher – A Different Kind Of Love Song (Rosabel Attitude Vocal)
16. Rosabel with Jeanie Tracy – Cha Cha Heels (Rosabel Big Room Mix)
17. Rihanna – Breaking Dishes (Ralphi & Craig J Mix)
18. Nightcrawlers – Push The Feeling On 2004 (Rosabel Club Mix)
19. Giangi Cappai – Bring The Soul Back (Ralphi Rosario & Erick Ibiza Club Mix)
20. Kelly Rowland feat. David Guetta – Commander (Ralphi Rosario Club Mix)
21. Bleona – Take You Over (Ralphi Rosario Club Remix)
22. Kendra Erika – Self Control (Ralphi Rosario & Erick Ibiza Club Remix)
23. Gloria Estefan – Hotel Nacional (Ralphi Rosario Vocal Mix)
24. BASSTOY feat. Dana Divine – Runnin (Ralphi Rosario Mix)
25. Ralphi Rosario feat. Aneeta Beat – Looking C$nt (Original Mix)
26. Ralphi Rosario feat Xavier Gold – You Used To Hold Me (Razor N’ Guido Vocal)
27. The Tamperer feat. Maya – If You Buy This Record (Your Life Will Be Better) (Ralphi’s 12″ Vocal)
28. Erin Hamilton – The Flame (Rosabel Circuit Anthem)
29. Madonna – Love Profusion (Ralphi Rosario Extended House Vocal)
30. Rosabel & Terri B! – Anthem Of House (Rosario Voguer’s Ball Mix)
31. Rosabel feat. Jeanie Tracy – The Power (Original Club Mix)
32. Zendaya – Replay (Ralphi Rosario Club Mix)
33. Ralphi Rosario feat. Shawn Christopher – Menergy (Ralphi’s Space Disco Club Mix)
34. Anny – White Lipstick Girl (Ralphi R. & Craig J. Lipstick Vocal Mix)
35. Shontelle – Licky (Ralphi Rosario Club Mix)
36. Rihanna – Only Girl [In The World] (Rosabel’s Only Club In The World)
37. Ricky Martin – Come With Me (Ralphi Rosario Club Mix)
38. Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande – Rain On Me (Ralphi Rosario Extended Mix)
39. DJ D-Sol feat. Alex Newell – Rescue Me (Ralphi Rosario Big Mix)
40. Pat Hodges with The Sweet Inspirations – Love Revolution (Rosabel Anthem Vocal)